John Kneuer is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on telecommunications, Internet, and spectrum policy.
From October 2003-November 2007, Mr. Kneuer served first as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, and then as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kneuer was the principal advisor to the President of the United States on telecommunications policy and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA"). In addition to representing the Executive Branch in domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities, NTIA manages the federal use of spectrum; performs cutting edge telecommunications research and engineering; and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
Prior to his service at NTIA, Mr. Kneuer practiced law at the firm of DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., providing regulatory and legislative representation to corporate clients in the telecommunications, defense, and transportation industries. Mr. Kneuer began his career as an Attorney-Advisor in the Commercial Wireless Division of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Bureau.
Mr. Kneuer is a sought after public speaker, regularly presenting before government, industry, and academic meetings and forums, and has testified more than a dozen times before the United States Congress. He is a frequent lecturer at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees at the Catholic University of America. Mr. Kneuer has held Top Secret/SCI security clearances. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Compensation Committees of Globalstar Inc. (GSAT – NYSE-MKT), and the Board of Directors of TerreStar Corporation.